|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Powder Metallurgy of Light, Reactive and Other Non-ferrous Metals
||Novel Continuous Extrusion of Titanium Powders for Wire Applications
||Ben Thomas, Martin Jackson
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Uptake of titanium and it’s alloys in the automotive industry has typically been restricted to high-end vehicles where the requirements for performance outweighs the cost of the parts. By utilising a continuous extrusion technique known as Conform the University of Sheffield has extruded Ti-6Al-4V powder into rod, cold-drawn into spring wire and manufactured the first ‘powder-to-spring’ products. Early indicators of performance compare favourably with conventional Si-Cr steel springs in existing automotive applications. The evolution of the titanium powder through the extrusion tools from loose powder to solid rod is shown, with associated FEM and DEM modelling to visualise the material flow.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume